The TSA is taking the brakes off the tax it levies on fliers, doubling (and more) the charge built into your plane ticket.
The new charge -- which may still be blocked by Congress -- more than doubles the fees charged on each leg of your flight, and removes the previous cap on the charge, so a flight with many hops could rise precipitously. Overall, the average domestic US plane journey fare is set to rise more than 5% on the charge, which will raise an estimated $16.9B over ten years (these estimates are often low).
New TSA fees to make airfare more expensive [Catey Hill/MarketWatch]
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